Hirabai Cowasji Jehangir Medical Research Institute



The Hirabai Cowasji Jehangir Medical Research Institute, which is a sister concern of Jehangir hospital, Pune, has been involved in health related programs since its inception in 1995. Our major areas of work include Nutritional and Growth Disorders in Children, Type 1 Diabetes, Maternal and Child Health, Osteoporosis and Bone Health, Psychological Counseling, HIV and Cancers.


  1. A randomized controlled trial with calcium and vitamin d supplementation to improve bone health status of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  2. A cross-sectional observational study of bone health in mothers with live birth before and after 18 years of age.
  3. A cross sectional study to assess bone health of slum dwelling adolescents.
  4. A multicenter study of determinants of vitamin D status in urban and rural Indian school children
  5. Reference percentile curves for bone density by peripheral quantitative computed tomography machine (pqct) in Indian children ages 6-18 years
  6. A study of mandibular osteoporosis in edentulous patients and its relationship with low bone mass at spine and femur
  7. Reference percentile curves for idxa for Indian children ages 1-18 years
  8. Studies in the influence of ecoregional and lifestyle variations on growth and body composition of Indian children and adolescents
  9. Studies in inter relations of physical activity, nutrient intake and muscle function in rural Indian children
  10. A study to determine gut microbial community structure in children with diabetes supplemented with milk and vitamin d and controls.
  11. A study to construct mid upper arm circumference percentiles in 5-17 year old Indian children.
  12. Gestational weight gain in rural and urban Indian mothers and birth/delivery outcomes
  13. Prevalence and determinants of sarcopenia in urban 40-80 year old adults- a cross sectional study
  14. Bone age assessment in healthy Indian children ages 3-18 years using three different methods of assessment.
  15. Effect of use of metformin with insulin in Indian adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes – a 6 month randomized controlled trial
  16. Impact of vitamin d fortification of milk and oil on serum vitamin d concentrations - an effectiveness study
  17. Association of the gut microbiome with growth parameters, body composition and diabetes control and study of effect of dietary intervention on the microbiome in Indian children with type 1 diabetes
  18. Growth, bone health and body composition in children and young adults with turner syndrome.
  19. A study to assess principals and children’s perspective about physical activity
  20. A study to build a dietary database of Indian foods.
  21. A study to model growth curves in Indian children using the ‘SITAR” model
  22. On going studies on childhood growth.
  23. On going studies on Type 1 diabetes.
  24. On going studies on bone health.
  25. Study of rare clinical cases.
  26. Other on going-projects for the underprivileged:
  27. Sweetlings and Changing Diabetes in Children Program (CDIC) for Type 1 Diabetes.
  28. Rural Initiative for health and nutrition (Rihan)- A Project for health of 0-18 year old children and elderly.
  29. Project MAI- A project for improving health of rural and urban slum dwelling women.



  1. DXA and pQCT derived parameters in Indian children with Beta thalassemia major- a case controlled study (2021).
  2. Assessment of Bone Density by DXA in Poorly Controlled Children With β-Thalassemia: Correction for Hepatic Iron (2021)
  3. A study of Test Anxiety among School-Going Children and Adolescents, Factors Affecting and Impact on Quality of Life: A Multicenter Study (2021).
  4. Association of Trabecular Bone Score with pQCT derived trabecular bone density in Indian children with type 1 diabetes and healthy controls (2020).
  5. A study on Diabetes distress in Indian children with type 1 diabetes mellitus and their mothers (2020).
  6. A study on Growth charts in Indian girls with Turner Syndrome (2020).
  7. Study of increased prevalence of fractures in inadequately transfused and chelated Indian children and young adults with beta thalassemia major (2020).
  8. A study to identify genetic variants in indian patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (2020).
  9. Studies in metabolic interrelations of Vitamin D with cholesterol and statins in Indian adult men (2020).
  10. A cross sectional study of Cardiometabolic Risk in Pre- and Post-Menopausal Women with Special Reference to Insulin Resistance (2020).
  11. A multicentre study on Prevalence and factors associated with anemia in 6–18 years urban and rural Indian children and adolescents (2020).
  12. A study to create a quick screening tool for assessing body mass index in Indian children (2020).
  13. A cross sectional study of Prevalence of Dyslipidemia in Indian Children with Poorly Controlled Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (2020).
  14. Cathelicidin standardization using elisa method in Indian children (2020)
  15. Studies in linkages of nutritional status and infections in rural children and possible role of vitamin D and zinc for promoting immunity (2020).
  16. Creating A Targeted Next Generation Sequencing Panel for Non-syndromic Early Onset Severe Obesity and Identification of Novel Likely -Pathogenic Variants in the MC4R and LEP Genes (2020).
  17. International Child waist circumference References Establishment (2019).
  18. Impact of the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics Guideline on Hypertension Prevalence Compared With the Fourth Report in an International Cohort (2019).
  19. A study of Muscle and Bone Parameters in Underprivileged Indian Children and Adolescents with T1DM (2019)
  20. Impact of Vitamin D supplementation on lipid profile in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (2019).
  21. Creation of Synthetic growth charts for 5-18 yr old Indian children (2020)
  22. Static cut-points of hypertension and increased arterial stiffness in children and adolescents: The International Childhood Vascular Function Evaluation Consortium (2019).
  23. Sitting Height Percentiles in 3 to 17-year-old Indian Children: A Multicentre Study (2019)
  24. A study on Body mass index percentiles and elevated blood pressure among children and adolescents (2019).
  25. Varying Body Composition and Growth in Indian Adolescents from Different Socioeconomic Strata (2019).
  26. A study on Scholastic Performance, Test Anxiety, Dietary Intakes and their Interrelationship in Urban and Rural Adolescents (2019).
  27. A study om Stretched Penile Length and Testicular Size from Birth to 18 Years in Boys from Western Maharashtra (2019).
  28. A study on . Parental Education, Children's Nutritional Status and Non-verbal Intelligence in Rural School-children. (2019).
  29. A Cross Calibration study of GE Lunar iDXA and GE Lunar DPX Pro for body composition measurements in children and adults (2019).
  30. A study of Height Velocity Percentiles in Indian Children Aged 5-17 Years (2019).
  31. A study of Upper and Lower Body Segment Ratios from Birth to 18 years in Children from Western Maharashtra.(2019).
  32. Association of body fat with stress levels and dietary intakes in Indian women.(2019).
  33. Knowledge of Osteoporosis in Indian adults (2019).
  34. Maternal anxiety and competency of mothers of children with type 1 diabetes (2018).
  35. Height-specific blood pressure cutoffs for screening elevated and high blood pressure in children and adolescents: an International Study.(2018).
  36. Efficacy and Safety of Biosimilar Growth Hormone in Indian Children (2018).
  37. Long-term Growth in Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (2018).
  38. Effect of Antioxidant Supplementation on Total Antioxidant Status in Indian Children with Type 1 Diabetes (2018).
  39. Studies in Nutritional Quality of Lactation Supplements and Their Relationship with Metabolic Syndrome and Bone Health of Young Women and Infant Growth (2018).
  40. Prevalence of Osteoporosis in Apparently Healthy Adults above 40 Years of Age in Pune City (2018).
  41. Knowledge of nutrition and physical activity in apparently healthy Indian adults (2018).
  42. Field Testing of IAP2015 Charts (2018).
  43. Reference centile curves for wrist circumference for Indian children aged 3-18 years (2018).
  44. Impact of dietary nutrient intake and physical activity on body composition and growth in Indian children (2017).
  45. Reference Centile Curves for Body Fat Percentage, Fat-free Mass, Muscle Mass and Bone
  46. Studies in Bone Mass Accrual and Strategies to Promote Calcium Absorption in Children and Adolescents.(2017).
  47. Mass Measured by Bioelectrical Impedance in Asian Indian Children and Adolescents and validation against DXA (2017).
  48. Screening score for early detection of cardio-metabolic risk in Indian adults (2017).
  49. A comparison of bone mineral content per unit of lean body in boys and girls (2017).
  50. Molecular genetics of growth hormone deficient children: correlation with auxology and response to first year of growth hormone therapy (2017).
  51. Association of fat mass and obesity-associated gene variant with lifestyle factors and body fat in Indian Children (2017).
  52. Interrelationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 concentration and lipid profiles in premenopausal Indian women (2017).
  53. Association of dental and skeletal fluorosis with calcium intake and serum vitamin D concentration in adolescents from a region endemic for fluorosis (2017).
  54. Disorders of sex development: insights from targeted gene sequencing of a large international patient cohort (2016).
  55. Performance of Eleven Simplified Methods for the Identification of Elevated Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents. (2016).
  56. Growth status of small for gestational age Indian children from two socioeconomic strata (2016).
  57. Prevalence and type distribution of high-risk HPV in HIV infected women and its correlation with cervical abnormalities in Pune, India (2016).
  58. Relationship of insulin-like growth factor 1 and bone parameters in 7-15 years old apparently, healthy Indian children (2015).
  59. Establishing International Blood Pressure References Among Nonoverweight Children and Adolescents Aged 6 to 17 Years (2015).
  60. Reference centile curves for triceps skinfold thickness for Indian children aged 5 to 17 years and cut offs for predicting risk of childhood hypertension: a multi-centric study (2015).
  61. Studies in Calcium status in childhood with special reference to growth hormone deficient children (2015).
  62. Influence of Vitamin D Receptor Gene Fok1 Polymorphism on Bone Mass Accrual Post Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation (2015).
  63. Bone status of Indian children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus
  64. A study of Fractures in School Going Children (2015).
  65. Revised IAP growth charts for height, weight and body mass index for 5- to 18-year-old Indian children (2015)
  66. Clinical applicability of rapid detection of SRY and DYS14 genes in patients with disorders of sex development using an indigenously developed 5' exonuclease based assay (2014).
  67. Response of Indian Growth Hormone Deficient Children to Growth Hormone Therapy: Association with Pituitary Size (2014).
  68. Studies in relationship of nutritional status with metabolic syndrome in children and risk of sub-clinical atherosclerosis (2014).
  69. Studies in nutritional aspects of bone health in premenarchal girls and postmenopausal women (2014).
  70. . Waist Circumference Percentiles in 2-18 Year Old Indian Children.(2014).
  71. Effect of micronutrient supplementation on height velocity of underprivileged girls in comparison with un-supplemented healthy controls (2013).
  72. Effect of one-year growth hormone therapy on body composition and cardio-metabolic risk in Indian children with growth hormone deficiency (2013).
  73. Effect of Iron Pot Cooking on Iron Status in toddlers (2013).
  74. Influence of micronutrient status and socioeconomic gradient on growth indices of 2-18-year-old Indian girls (2013).
  75. Growth of Short Children Born Small for Gestational Age and Their Response to Growth Hormone Therapy (2012).
  76. Evaluation of GnRH analogue testing in diagnosis and management of children with pubertal disorders.
  77. Bone Status of Women Over 40 Years of Age from Two Socioeconomic Strata (2011).
  78. Body Mass Index Cut-offs for Screening for Childhood Overweight and Obesity in Indian Children (2011).
  79. Normative data and percentile curves for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry in healthy Indian girls and boys aged 5-17years (2010).
  80. Overweight and obesity prevalence and body mass index trends in Indian children (2010).
  81. Vitamin D supplementation and bone mass accrual in underprivileged adolescent Indian girls (2010).
  82. Studies on calcium intake in Indian children (2010).
  83. Growth Performance of Affluent Indian Preschool Children A Comparison with the New WHO Growth Standard (2010).
  84. Role of Sunlight Exposure in Development of Rickets in Hypocalcaemic Indian Toddlers (2009).
  85. Bone status of adolescent girls in Pune (India) compared to age-matched South Asian and white Caucasian girls in the UK (2009).
  86. Oral calcium supplementation reverses the biochemical pattern of parathyroid hormone resistance in underprivileged Indian toddlers (2009).
  87. Crosssectional growth curves for height, weight and body mass index for affluent Indian children, 2007 (2009).
  88. Variation in lumbar spine bone mineral content by age and gender in apparently healthy Indians (2009).
  89. Vitamin B12 and homocysteine status in asymptomatic Indian toddlers (2008).
  90. Multicentric study of efficacy and safety of growth hormone use in growth hormone deficient children in India (2007).
  91. Ovarian and uterine ultrasonography in healthy girls between birth to 18 years (2006).
  92. Use of growth hormone in turner syndrome in Indian girls (2006).
  93. Correlation between target height and children's height in upper and lower socio-economic classes in India (2005).
  94. . Impact of availability of oral hydrocortisone on growth of children with CAH (2005).
  95. Prevalence of obesity in affluent schoolboys in Pune (2004).


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